The conference themes are meant to be understood broadly from a comparative perspective, ranging from the empirical to the theoretical, encompassing the following themes:
Languages: Yoruba, French and English

  • Languages in contact.
  • Linguistic diversity and influences.
  • Attitudes and Sensibilities to indigenous Vs None indigenous languages in the region.
  • Varieties of Yoruba: Nigeria/Benin Republic.
  • Indigenous languages in contact.
  • The choice of a Lingua Franca for the region possible?
  • Spread and use of Yoruba in the region.
  • French and English indigenization in the region.
  • Functions of French and English in the region.
  • Indigenous languages in the context of globalization.
  • Universalization of access to basic education in the region.
  • Current language policies in the region in the comparative context.
  • Language Education in the region.
  • ‘French’ Experience of  ‘Anglophone’  French learners.
  • Language and Meaning in West African Literature.
  • ‘Foreign’ Vs Indigenous languages.
  • Indigenous Languages Literatures.
  • Globalizing West African Major Languages.
  • Regionalism and Multilingualism.
  • Languages of wider communication across the region.
  • The state and status of indigenous languages in the region.
  • History and literary traditions of the region.
  • Cultural identities of the region in modern written literature.
  • West African literature in Translation.
  • Theater, film, Home Video in the region.
  • ‘Nollywood’ : spread, influences and implications for the région.
  • Community Theater- any tradition?
  • Cultural Connectivity.
  • Factors and Influences of Information Technology and Communication.